The Perfection of the Morning

The Perfection of the Morning

An Apprenticeship in Nature

Book - 2005
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When it was first published a decade ago, The Perfection of the Morning catapulted Sharon Butala into literary stardom, causing the Toronto Star to crown her as "one of this country's true visionaries."

At once a meditation on the world of nature and a personal and spiritual exploration of the roots of creativity, The Perfection of the Morning is Sharon Butala's search for a connection with the prairie that encompassed and often overwhelmed her.

More resonant today than ever before, The Perfection of the Morning is a book for Butala's many loyal readers, as well as the perfect introduction for new fans, presented in a a beautiful gift edition with a new preface and elegant cover flaps.

Publisher: Toronto, ON :, HarperPerennial Canada/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, 2005
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780006394013
Branch Call Number: ANF 819.354 BUT
Characteristics: xvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm


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ktnv Apr 17, 2017

I loved this book which I read more than 20 years ago.
It's the prequel to 'Where I Live Now'.

Sep 22, 2009

If you love the prairies and are in a self-reflective stage of life, this book is for you. Having visited Eastend, SK and having grown up in a not-so-far away SK town myself, I was easily drawn into the story of adjustment, transition and deep attachment to the barren Southern Saskatchewan landscape with all its hidden beauty. The landscape and people story is intertwined with Sharon Butala's own self-awakening. Finding herself very much alone with a new rancher husband, she assimilates her adjustment to a new life and surroundings through daily walks, intense reading,research and writing while developing spiritually. It is a beautiful story that makes one long for a period of retreat full of such experiences and discoveries.

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